Media Alert – Preparation work continues for the Selmon Extension

Media Alert

December 15, 2017

Contact Information:
Mellisa McColley, Project Information Officer
Mellisa@SelmonExtension.com
813-613-2306

 

Tampa, FL – Preparation work continues for the Selmon Extension

Beginning Monday, December 18, 2017 through Wednesday, December 20, 2017 from 9 am to 5 pm the Southbound SR 618 (Selmon Expressway) Dale Mabry Highway exit ramp right shoulder will be closed for geotechnical work.  In addition, there may be short intermittent temporary lane closures along Eastbound and Westbound Gandy Boulevard from Monday, December 18 through Friday, December 22 from 7 am to 6 pm to allow TECO to accurately locate utilities, again in preparation for the Selmon Extension.

Also beginning Monday, December 18, 2017 and continuing through Friday, December 22, 2017 from 9 pm to 6 am, both Eastbound and Westbound Gandy Boulevard left thru lanes between Westshore Boulevard and Bridge Street will be closed.  There will also be an Eastbound Gandy Boulevard left thru lane closure during this same time frame just east of S Church Avenue and west of Dale Mabry Highway.  There may be intermittent stop and go traffic queue restrictions both Eastbound and Westbound Gandy Boulevard at the Bridge Street turn lanes at night.  Workers will be performing geotechnical work, installing barrier wall and installing temporary striping and signing.

Customers are reminded that the Gandy Park South on the Southside of Gandy Boulevard and the Al Palonis Park on the north side of Gandy Boulevard is closed for the duration of the Selmon Extension construction. The Gandy Boat ramp will remain open. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Please watch out for sudden stops, merging traffic and work zone operations.

For more information, call 813.613.2306 or email Mellisa@SelmonExtension.com.

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Media Alert – Nighttime work begins on Gandy Boulevard

Media Alert
December 8, 2017

Contact Information:
Mellisa McColley, Project Information Officer
Mellisa@SelmonExtension.com
813-613-2306

 

Tampa, FL – Nighttime work begins on Gandy Boulevard

Beginning Monday, December 11, 2017 through Friday, December 15, 2017 from 9 pm to 6 am both Eastbound and Westbound Gandy Boulevard left thru lanes between Westshore Boulevard and near Bridge Street will be closed for geotechnical work.  There will also be an Eastbound Gandy Boulevard left thru lane closure during this same time frame just east of S Church Avenue and west of Dale Mabry Highway.  There may be intermittent stop and go traffic queue restrictions both Eastbound and Westbound Gandy Boulevard at the Bridge Street turn lanes at night.

Geotechnical work will continue next week on Gandy Boulevard to get a detailed picture of what lies beneath the surface to help plan for the construction of the Selmon Extension.  A geotechnical drill will be on site in order to gather soil information. There will be minor traffic disruptions for motorists and noise will be kept to a minimum.

Please watch out for sudden stops, merging traffic and work zone operations.

For more information, call 813.613.2306 or email Mellisa@SelmonExtension.com

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Why do you close off a long stretch of roadway when work is only being done in a short section?

 

WHY DO YOU CLOSE OFF A LONG STRETCH OF ROADWAY WHEN WORK IS ONLY BEING DONE IN A SHORT SECTION?

There are many reasons why a given length of roadway is closed, but the main reason is too keep our workers safe as well as you the driver!  It is generally more efficient and safer to implement the traffic control for the entire length of the work zone.

By doing this it also maximizes productivity even though it may appear to the driver that little or no work is in progress at any given time. Remember, the work zone is usually observed by the driver for a very short period of time. Roadway work is very dynamic with several ongoing work operations synchronized to result in a finished product. This is usually true for both long and short duration work.

Please travel slow in our work zones to keep us all safe!

Geotechnical Drilling Underway on Gandy Boulevard

 

Media Alert
December 2, 2017
Contact Information:
Mellisa McColley, Project Information Officer
Mellisa@SelmonExtension.com
813-613-2306

 

Tampa, FL – Geotechnical Drilling Underway on Gandy Boulevard

Work will be underway next week on Gandy Boulevard to get a detailed picture of what lies beneath the surface to help plan for the construction of the Selmon Extension. A geotechnical drill will be on site in order to gather soil information. There will be minor traffic disruptions for motorists and noise will be kept to a minimum.

Monday, December 4, 2017 through Friday, December 8, 2017 a partial Eastbound lane closure on Gandy Boulevard to Church Avenue will be in place to allow crew members to conduct soil borings with rock coring for the proposed bridge foundations.

Workers will also be installing Work Zone signs on Gandy Boulevard throughout the project Sunday, December 3 and Monday, December 4 from 6 am to 9 pm. There may be short intermittent stop and go traffic queue restrictions on these two days.

Customers are reminded that the Gandy Park South on the Southside of Gandy Boulevard and the Al Palonis Park on the north side of Gandy Boulevard is closed for the duration of the Selmon Extension construction. The Gandy Boat ramp will remain open. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Please watch out for sudden stops, merging traffic and work zone operations.

For more information, call 813.613.2306 or email Mellisa@SelmonExtension.com

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Geotechnical Investigation work to be completed in the Dale Mabry Interchange for the Selmon Extension Project


Media Alert
November 20, 2017

Contact Information:

Mellisa McColley, Project Information Officer
Mellisa@SelmonExtension.com
813-613-2306

Tampa, FL – Geotechnical Investigation work to be completed in the Dale Mabry Interchange for the Selmon Extension Project

Monday, November 20, 2017 through Friday, November 24, 2017 workers will continue preconstruction geotechnical investigations at the Dale Mabry Highway and Gandy Boulevard intersection to determine soil conditions for the Selmon Extension Project.  There will be no daytime lane closures through the project limits. Work will be performed from 6 am until 9 pm.

No work will be conducted on Thursday, November 23 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Please watch out for work zone operations.  For more information, call 813.613.2306 or email Mellisa@SelmonExtension.com

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Preconstruction Geotechnical Investigations for the Selmon Extension Project Continue

Media Alert

November 10, 2017
Contact Information:
Mellisa McColley, Project Information Officer
Mellisa@SelmonExtension.com
813-613-2306

Tampa, FL – Preconstruction Geotechnical Investigations for the Selmon Extension Project Continue

Monday, November 13, 2017 through Friday, November 17, 2017 workers will continue conducting preconstruction geotechnical investigations to determine soil conditions for the Selmon Extension Project.  There will be no daytime lane closures, however there may be intermittent stop and go traffic queue restrictions throughout the project limits. Work will be performed from 6 am until 9 pm.

Beginning Saturday, November 11, 2017 and Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 9 pm to 6 am the Westbound Gandy Boulevard inside lane between Westshore Boulevard and near Bridge Street will be closed for geotechnical work.

Please watch out for sudden stops, merging traffic and work zone operations.

For more information, call 813.613.2306 or email Mellisa@SelmonExtension.com

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Geotechnical and Surveying Activities for the Selmon Extension Project Continue

Media Alert
November 5, 2017

Contact Information:
Mellisa McColley, Project Information Officer
Mellisa@SelmonExtension.com
813-613-2306

Tampa, FL – Geotechnical and Surveying Activities for the Selmon Extension Project Continue

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 through Friday, November 10, 2017 workers will continue to perform geotechnical and surveying activities in preparation for the Selmon Extension Project. Turn lanes from Eastbound Gandy Boulevard to Renellie Drive may have intermittent stop and go traffic queue restrictions. Work will be performed from 6 am until 9 pm.

Beginning Thursday, November 9 or Friday, November 10 from 9 pm to 6 am the Westbound Gandy Boulevard inside lane between Westshore Boulevard and Bridge Street will be closed for geotechnical work.

Please watch out for sudden stops, merging traffic and work zone operations.

For more information, call 813.613.2306 or email Mellisa@SelmonExtension.com

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Preparation for the Selmon Extension Project Continues

Media Alert
October 27, 2017

Contact Information:
Mellisa McColley, Project Information Officer
Mellisa@SelmonExtension.com
813-613-2306

 Tampa, FL – Preparation for the Selmon Extension Project Continues

Monday, October 30, 2017 through Sunday, November 5, 2017 workers will continue to perform geotechnical and surveying activities in preparation for the Selmon Extension Project. Turn lanes from Eastbound and Westbound Gandy Boulevard to Renellie Drive and Westbound Gandy Boulevard to Westshore Boulevard may have intermittent stop and go traffic queue restrictions. Work will be performed from 6 am until 9 pm.

Beginning Monday, October 30, 2017 through Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 9 pm to 6 am the Eastbound Gandy Boulevard turn lane at Westshore Boulevard may have intermittent stop and go traffic queue restrictions.  In addition, the Westbound Gandy Boulevard turn lane at Westshore Boulevard may have intermittent stop and go traffic queue restrictions beginning Wednesday, November 1, 2017 through Friday, November 3, 2017 from 9 pm to 6 am for geotechnical work.

Please watch out for sudden stops, merging traffic and work zone operations.

For more information, call 813.613.2306 or email Mellisa@SelmonExtension.com

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THEA ANNOUNCES “ESTUARY” AS THE WINNING SELMON EXTENSION PIER DESIGN


THEA ANNOUNCES “ESTUARY” AS THE WINNING SELMON EXTENSION PIER DESIGN

October 23, 2017
Contact: Robert Frey
813-272-6740, Ext. 203
Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority
bobf@tampa-xway.com

Public overwhelming chose the ESTUARY design, garnering 74% of the vote

Tampa, Fla. – Today, the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) announced that the “ESTUARY” pier design option received the most votes in the “Vote for Your Favorite Pier Design” public opinion poll. The announcement was made during THEA’s monthly Board meeting.

Of the 1,805 votes, the “ESTUARY” design option, representing nature envisioned in the form of a river delta or canopy of cypress trees, received 74% of votes from the public opinion poll. The VIVID design option, representing movement and fluidity and is kinematic in form, received 26% of the vote.

“We received nearly two thousand votes from members of the community participating in the public opinion poll and the overwhelming choice was ESTUARY,” said THEA CEO Joe Waggoner. “While both pier designs were outstanding options, THEA is confident the ESTUARY design will not only enhance the Selmon Extension project but will serve as a new landmark for the Tampa Bay region.”

The two pier design options: VIVID and ESTUARY were first unveiled during THEA’s October 9th Virtual Town Hall Meeting. Postcards were also sent to the zip codes around Gandy Boulevard.

The public was asked to vote on their favorite design option online or by toll-free telephone hotline. Construction of the Selmon Extension has begun, with an anticipated operational date in late 2020. The Selmon Extension is a 1.9-mile toll lane in the median of Gandy Boulevard that will offer a choice for regional travelers: use Gandy Boulevard for local destinations or use the Selmon Extension for a direct connection to the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway, Dale Mabry Highway or the Gandy Bridge.

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ABOUT THEA:
As the owner and operator of the Selmon Expressway, the Tampa Hillsborough County Expressway Authority’s (THEA) mission is to provide safe, reliable, and financially sustainable transportation services to the Tampa Bay region while reinvesting customer-based revenues back into the community.

Our vision is to lead, partner, and implement safe, economically sound, and innovative multi-modal transportation solutions for our Tampa Bay Community.

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Gandy Boulevard Geotechnical Updates

Media Alert
October 20, 2017

Contact Information:
Mellisa McColley, Project Information Officer
Mellisa@SelmonExtension.com
813-613-2306

 Tampa, FL –Gandy Boulevard Geotechnical Updates

Monday, October 23, 2017 through Sunday, October 29, 2017 workers will continue to perform geotechnical work with drilling crews and rigs on the project site. There is also a survey crew in the area.  Turn lanes from Westbound and Eastbound Gandy Boulevard to Westshore Boulevard, Westbound Gandy Boulevard to Renellie Drive and Eastbound Gandy Boulevard to just west of Renellie Drive, Eastbound Gandy Boulevard to Culbreath Key Way may have intermittent stop and go traffic queue restrictions in preparation for the Selmon Extension project. Work will be performed from 6 am until 9 pm.

Beginning Monday, October 23, 2017 through Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 9 pm to 6 am the Westbound and Eastbound Gandy Boulevard turn lane at Westshore Boulevard may have intermittent inside lane closures for geotechnical activities.

Please watch out for sudden stops, merging traffic and work zone activities.

For more information, call 813.613.2306 or email Mellisa@SelmonExtension.com

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